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The Scottish Greenways Programme at the Bo'ness Foreshore
Hello everyone,

At Sustrans, we're excited to be moving forward with our Scottish Greenways Programme pilot project on National Cycle Network Route 76 at the Bo'ness Foreshore. 

This summer we and our partners have been busy on the ground delivering the Greenways approach at the Bo'ness Foreshore. We wanted to show you some of the exciting developments. 

Making it Easier to Access the Foreshore.

In partnership with Falkirk Council and SRPS, we are working to make it easier to access the Foreshore across the historic railway line. We have purchased new crossing systems which are friendlier to wheelchair, scooter, and pushchair users. These will be installed in the winter. 
We've also funded the repaving of the access path by the station to connect to a new level crossing to be installed by SRPS in the winter. 

Connecting with Nature

We've partnered with TCV to deliver environmental activity on the Foreshore for all ages. As part of this activity, Green Gym volunteering sessions have been running on Thursdays throughout the spring and summer, involving local people in caring for the local environment and improve their wellbeing through volunteering in the outdoors.

TCV also led on a 'Foreshore Explore' day during the second week of the school holidays, in partnership with Froglife and Bo'ness Community Clean Up. Local young people and their families were able to enjoy bug hunts, a litter pick, mini-beast home building, healthy snacks and more. They were then given a packet of Sustrans goodies and a Foreshore scavenger hunt developed by local students at Bo'ness Academy to take home. 

Celebrating the Heritage of Bo'ness & Kinneil

In our last update we reported that we've partnered with Bo'ness local Adrian Mahoney (The PR Store) as well as the team at Make Things Happen to identify the stories of the area and celebrate them on the Foreshore. In the next month you'll see heritage installations popping up along the Foreshore based on a variety of themes. 

Working with Local Businesses

Finally, we've partnered with the John Muir Way to work with local businesses to understand their needs for attracting customers who are walking, wheeling and cycling. As part of a pilot of this work, we worked with the Corbie Inn to install sheltered cycle parking for people accessing Kinneil and Bo'ness from the western end of the project area. 

Thank you to everyone who has been involved with the project so far.

As always, you can get in touch with us at 
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